Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Introduction, Sonny's Blues, and Weekend. Abstract
* In the introduction, editors Raymond Carver and Tom Jenks explain why they wanted to create this collection, noting that they collected stories that steer away from the recently popular science-fiction and fantasy, to focus solely on realistic stories, written by Americans, that will move a reader.
* "Sonny's Blues": In this...
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